Sunday, October 28, 2007

Ahem.......

I have finished it. And no person was harmed in the making of this item. At least, not lastingly......

laceshawl

Even I, its mother, know it is not perfect. Well, the spinning isn't for one thing - I spun the yarn ages ago and would do it differently nowadays to try to avoid most of the weird effects. The knitting - well, I am now proficient in the noble art of fudge.

But who cares!?! Not me, I have finished my second ever lace project (the first having cost me much in blood, sweat and tears several years ago when I did a scarf for an exchange in the most divine flax that I handspun and dyed and didn't take a photograph of) I had hated that process so much I had vowed never to attempt it again, but I'm as much a lemming as the next woman and besides, don't like to be beat.

lace shawl closeup

My baby!

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Oh, it's lovely! It will be so much fun to wear. But I can't remember the details - is the pattern your own?

Marie said...

Wonderful colors! Talk about the pattern.

Freyalyn said...

And very pretty it is too. Well done. What's next on the list?

And when are you off?

Leigh said...

Carol, it's beautiful! I have never found lace knitting to be easy, so I am much in awe of this. If it isn't perfect, you'd never know it. I love the way the colors worked out in it. Good choice of pattern too.

Barbara said...

Beautiful shawl ! Looks warm and cosy yet lightweight.
Hope you enjoy Norway and the Northern Lights shine for you.